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Sep 2014 19

September Game of the Montn

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Saturday night the Sun will play their first of three straight home games to conclude the regular season when they host the Westshore Rebels (2-5). WATCH GAME OF THE MONTH Not since the 2012 season have the Rebels paid a visit to the Apple Bowl and left with a 27-24 victory. The Sun are coming off a 19-7 win in Nanaimo and have won five straight games heading into Week 9 of ...

Sep 2014 18

Sun Mourn Loss Of Fernandez

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It is with heavy hearts today that the Okanagan Sun announce the passing of linebacker JT Fernandez. “This is a tragic day for our organization,” says President Paul Carson.  JT was a wonderful person and a standout on the football field.  Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.” Details of JT’s death will be released at the appropriate time. The 21 year old was one of the best linebackers in Sun ...

Sep 2014 17

Lofstrom is Golden

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Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography West Kelowna’s Trevor Lofstrom was part of Team BC’s gold medal winning baseball team at the Canada Cup at the end of August. Team BC lost just once throughout the tournament and beat Team Alberta in the final 5-1. Lofstrom finished with a .118 average but led the tournament with nine walks.  He collected a pair of RBIs and stole two bases.  In the championship game he ...

Sep 2014 17

Enzo Paal Named Second Star

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UBC Okanagan’s Enzo Paal is named Canada West's second star. Hosting their first weekend of Canada West soccer games, the UBC Okanagan Heat swept both Fraser Valley and Trinity Western for a surprising two wins and a 3-1 start to their season. This weekend’s sweep was guided by the right foot of second-year forward Enzo Paal (Coldstream, B.C.). On Friday night, with a large crowd cheering on the home team and the ...

Sep 2014 17

Okanagan Rockets Open New Season

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This weekend Simon Ferguson makes his coaching debut as the Okanagan Rockets open defense of their BC Major Midget championship title with two games against the Vancouver NE Chiefs. There is only one player returning from last year’s national bronze winning team.  Mark Krabben, now 17, was an important piece to last season’s championship winning team and has been named the Captain for this campaign. The Rockets were 2-1-1 against the Chiefs ...

Sep 2014 17

Sun D-Line Wins Conference Award

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This past weekend the Okanagan Sun beat the VI Raiders 19-7 for the second straight game in Nanaimo and sweeping the regular season outscoring them 121-27. The Sun defense was stellar allowing just 86 yards on the ground and sacking the Raiders QB seven times.  Defensive end Zac Ironstand was a leader and has been named the “BC Lions Defensive Player of the Week.”  The veteran recorded two and a half ...

Sep 2014 17

Coytoes Face Wolfpack

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Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography The Yotes fall season continues this weekend with a home and home against the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Wolfpack beginning Friday afternoon at Elks Stadium at 4:00pm. Last spring the Coyotes won their seasonal series 4-3, outscoring the Pack 26-23.  Both clubs recorded a 1-0 shutout, oddly enough bookending the season; the Wolfpack won 1-0 in the first game of the spring, the Yotes returning the ...

Sep 2014 17

Sun Backfield Gets Boost

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The Okanagan Sun are extremely excited to announce that running back Armand Bokitch will return to the club following his national championship season with Butte College. Bokitch played with the Sun in 2010 and 2011 amassing 1.145 yards on 181 carries and scored 10 touchdowns.  He also caught 18 passes for 270 yards and three majors. Last season with Butte, Bokitch rushed 78 times for 457 yards and scored two touchdowns in ...

Sep 2014 15

Sun Beat Raiders

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For the second straight game this season the Sun go into Nanaimo and left with a victory over the Raiders; a 19-7 win on Saturday afternoon, part of the CJFL’s Rivalry Week. Rookie quarterback Josiah Joseph made his the first start of his junior career and finished 10 of 18 for 150 yards and threw a touchdown pass to Lerone Robinson, his fourth of the season. As in the previous two matches ...

Sep 2014 15

Coyotes Fall Season Preview

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Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography The Okanagan College Coyotes opened the fall exhibition season this past weekend playing both the Langley Blaze and the Okanagan Athletics, from the BC Premier Baseball League teams (BCPBL). This is the seventh fall season for the ‘Yotes and prior to the weekend Ryan (@ryan2tswatters) talked with Head Coach Geoff White … ...

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